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International Migration: Strengthening the Knowledge Base for Policy

Chair (s) 
Ellen Percy Kraly (Colgate University)
Steering committee members 
Guy Abel (Asian Demographic Research Institute, Shanghai University)
Mariama Awumbila (University of Ghana)
Marcela Cerrutti (Centro de Estudios de Población (CENEP))
Philippe Fargues (European University Institute)
Marie McAuliffe (International Organization for Migration (IOM))
Bela Hovy (United Nations)
Council Liaison 
Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi (University of Tehran and National Institute of Population Research)
IUSSP Secretariat 
Paul Monet (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP))
Terms of Reference: 

This panel’s general goal is to inform policy and programmatic responses to migration and migrants by bringing scientific theory and evidence to the analysis of current and future trends and patterns of international migration, the causes and consequences of population movements, and policy response. The activities of the Panel will include convenings of population scientists around issues of international migration, including the organization of a major scientific conference on international migration, integration of evidence into international migration governance, and engagement and training of future generations of population scholars in the study of international migration and mobility.


Roundtable Discussion on Priorities in International Migration Research and Statistics: Prospects for a World Migration Survey, prior to the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC, United States, 22 April 2020

Roundtable discussion addressing prospects for a world migration survey at the African Population Conference, Entebbe, November 18-22

The roundtable will be chaired by Panel member Mariama Awumbila, University of Ghana.

Session on "Priorities for international migration research in Asia" at the Second Asian Population Forum, Shanghai, China, 11-12 October 2019.

IUSSP Council liaison for the Panel, Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, University of Tehran, will speak of forced migration.

Training workshop on the Estimation of Migration prior to the Second Asian Population Forum, Shanghai, China, 8-9 October 2019.

Instructor: Panel member Guy Abel, Shanghai University. 

Round table discussion on ‘Measuring international mobility of the population through censuses and surveys. A pending challenge at the beginning of the new millennium,’ at the XV Argentinian Population Conference and II International Congress of the Southern Cone in San Juan, Argentina, 18-20 September 2019. 

Panel member Marcela Cerrutti, Centro de Estudios de Población (CENEP), presented the case for a World Migration Survey (WMS).


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